The Most Expensive Holiday Gifts You’ll Ever Buy



By Kerry Knight

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Okay, let’s play a game.  If you had all the money in the world or at least more money than you could spend, what would you buy your friends and family for the holidays?  You might think it would be easy, but not so fast.  There are many choices, all in different price ranges.  I’m considering several rather expensive gifts for my work colleagues this year.  Tell me what you think.


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Rose Dipped in Gold.  There are a lot of advertisers on television and the radio suggesting that we send flowers as a Christmas gift.  Not a bad idea, but kind of ordinary.  Try this.  How about having a rose dipped in 24 karat gold?  It’s called, “The Forever Rose.”  Who said money can’t buy you love?  The cost is a mere $64.50 for one rose or $644.50 for a dozen.  Our office manager really likes flowers, but it would be a little personal for me to give her flowers, so I thought I would call her boyfriend and put him on to the idea.  I’ll put up the money.  He gets all the credit.  After all, isn’t this a season of good will?  Of course it is.  I’m just that kind of nice guy.

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Dancing Robot. I’m talking about the same avatar robot design seen on TV and in the movies.  Controlled by a remote control, this life-sized companion can do almost anything that you command, providing hours of entertainment and astonishment for friends and family.  Some said it actually makes the perfect friend.  It never talks back, responds to music and can dance like a fool.  Our warehouse manager gets awfully lonely sometimes, especially when shipping slows down.  Plus his girlfriend lives in Rhode Island.  That’s about a thousand miles from here.  So this might be the perfect gift for him.  We’ll just name the robot Roberta, put a dress on it and maybe some Gucci high heels.  They say the robot is super strong.  I can sell the fork lift and don’t worry about lifting any heavy boxes again.  Roberta’s got that covered for us.  The price tag for this beauty is $345,000.  Sounds like a bargain.


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Diamond Pacifier. Our Operations Manager and his wife are having a baby so I’ve thought about getting this one for them.  Of course, babies can’t even pronounce the word “diamond,” but that shouldn’t keep us from spoiling them.  Can you imagine your baby sucking on a swanky pacifier with 28 pave cut diamonds?  That puts the old “silver spoon in the mouth” to shame.  The problem will be for me to keep the future father from running by Babies-Я-Us to pick up a $5 pacifier before heading to the pawn shop with the baby’s expensive gift.  He needs to know the value of his gift before he goes.  A mere $17,000. 

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He’ll probably take the money and go online to buy a Diamond-Encrusted USB Flash Drive.  Let’s face it, keeping a ready USB stick on your person is always a good idea, so why not carry around a mushroom-shaped one full of diamonds?  Swiss jewelry maker La Maison Shawish offers its luxury Magic Mushroom flash drive for the high-end, high-rolling technology geek.  It can hold up to 32GB of data, which is a lot of memory for a flash drive, and speaking of a lot, consider its price tag: $16,500.  


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Sports Car Submarine. What do you buy as a gift for your business partner, who also happens to be your brother? He and I grew up watching the iconic James Bond movies, so I think I’ve settled on the ideal gift.  In the movie, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” Roger Moore as 007 had a car that could drive on the highway and in the water.  And not just “in” the water, but under water.  It was, in fact, a sports car submarine.  It had two water jets mounted on the front of the vehicle that allowed for steering underwater.  I figured this gift would not only be cool, it’s also very practical.  My brother/partner is always complaining about traffic jams, so with all the waterways around Jacksonville, such as the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean, if he gets in a jam, he can just leave the highway, dive in and make excellent time.  It’s really the least I can do to help him.  The only down side is the price.  I may have to pool my resources for this one.  The cost is a cool $2,000,000.


But it’s Christmas.  Money should not be an object for those you care about.  Don’t you agree? 

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Nonetheless, our company has a diverse inventory of affordable, yet exotic and unique bathtubs. Our Slipper tubs, Double Slippers, Dual-ended, Pedestal and Roll Top tubs are all made of cast iron and porcelain.  They look like a million bucks sitting on their elegant chrome, brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze legs … but the good news is, they don’t cost a million dollars.  We have the very best prices around and these tubs make for excellent Christmas gifts.  Many have been shipped out before Christmas.  Our prices start at just $895, and we'll match any price you find.

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We also sell the safety-featured Walk-inTub.  This one is designed for family members who can’t get around so well, or someone who likes the idea of having her or his own, private Jacuzzi.  It offers safety features to keep them from falling, but it also offers the convenience of being able to enter the tub, bathe oneself without help, and then exit the tub, thus creating a totally independent bathing experience.  The air-jetted hydrotherapy system in the tub treats many medical conditions like rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and many others.  The water-jetted massage system helps with healing injuries, relieving pain, stress, and effectively relaxes the body.  This tub is affordably priced, so wouldn’t it be a great gift for someone you love?  Prices start at $1,895.

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Nelson Mandella, former president of South Africa once said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.  It is what a difference we have made in the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” 

If your gift helps someone with their burdens, it will enrich both your lives.

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In this article, I shared some of the more exotic and pricey holiday gifts available this year and talked about whom I might get them for.  I also touched upon Tub King’s excellent inventory of cast iron, porcelain tubs and our safety oriented Walk-in Tub.  

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Alan and Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc., and SeniorBathtub.com  in Jacksonville, Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” four years running. To contact Tub King directly, call (800) 409-3375, (800)843-4231 or email alan@tubking.com.

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